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Challenges of integration: perspectives on the regulation of midwifery in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Examines the integration and legalization of midwifery from various perspectives - consumers, midwives, and other maternity health care providers.

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Published: 2001
Collaboration and partnerships for healthy women and infants

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding collaboration and partnership building for continuity of care for childbearing women.

Published: 2002
The Newfoundland and Labrador midwifery consultation meeting: final report  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/midwiferyReport.pdf

Presents a summary of the discussions at the Newfoundland and Labrador Midwifery Consultation Meeting, which examined the status of midwifery legislation in this province.

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Published: 2003
Solving the maternity care crisis: making way for midwifery's contribution  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifbrief.pdf

Argues that midwives are ideally positioned to meet demands for maternity care. Provides policy recommendations to improve midwifery's contribution.

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Published: 2003
Midwifery: building our contribution to maternity care: proceedings from the Working Symposium, May 1-2, 2002, Vancouver, Britis  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifery-in-canada-building.pdf

Presents the proceedings of a symposium bringing together midwifery practitioners, researchers and policy makers to address professional sustainability and to facilitate further contributions to midwifery care in Canada.

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Published: 2003
Midwifery care: women's experiences, hopes and reflections  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/midwifery-care.pdf

Documents women's experiences with midwifery. Provides recommendations to policy makers regarding the implementation of midwifery.

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Published: 1999
The final push: making midwives part of the Nova Scotia health system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39485
Provides an overview of the current status of midwifery in Nova Scotia. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery in Canada  
http://www.naho.ca/english/pdf/aboriginal_midwifery.pdf
Discusses midwifery in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and presents emerging models of community-based care, based on Aboriginal midwifery. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Exploring models for quality maternity care in First Nations and Inuit communities: a preliminary needs assessment  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/MaternityCareInuitChapter-English_000.pdf
Identifies issues, priorities, best practices, and suggestions for improving maternity care in Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Midwives model of care  
http://www.cfmidwifery.org/mmoc/
Based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. Provides a comprehensive information centre about the model of care, for both professionals and parents. (See Details)
Published: 1996-2005